Before founding the CTA, he was a neuroscientist in the University of Maryland's medical school, and did both up until four years ago when he turned to triathlons full time.
And, as he explained bluntly, "I know about death."
"As Ironman's theme is 'Anything is possible,' but it's only possible if you release and are disengaged from the baggage that you carry and you go forward," Vigorito said.
"I don't care if you are watching and you are 65, 70 years old. You see this kid in a wheelchair? What do you mean you can't do it? What is that? Where's can't?"
Celebrating Heroes Triathalon
Sunday, June 24th starting at 7 a.m.
Centennial Lake Park
Registration is closed
Celebrating Heroes Triathlon puts focus on athletes with physical disabilities
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